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Ellsworth George Simmons
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SIMMONS, Ellsworth George Jr. (1936-2018) passed away peacefully April 24, 2018 at the age of 81. George was born and raised in South Hillsborough County, a lifetime resident. He enjoyed a successful 30 year career with Hillsborough County in the roads, land acquisition and county parks departments. As a south county farmer and entrepreneur, George managed a variety of businesses including: Simmons Farm and Ranch, G&E Cattle Company and CHMIKE catering. George was involved in many charitable endeavors: Brandon Rotary Club, The Sandy and George Simmons Family Boys and Girls Club of Riverview and the YMCA. Through the Mable and Ellsworth Simmons Charitable Foundation, George and Family touched many lives in South Hillsborough County. George was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, boating and fishing. He was an RV enthusiast, taking many trips across the US and through the National Parks. He was also a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan, a season ticket holder since their inaugural season. George was preceded in death by his wife, Sandy, to whom he was married for 35 years. He was also preceded by his father, Ellsworth George Simmons Sr.; his mother, Carolyn Eason Simmons and his sister, Jean Simmons. George was a devoted family man and is survived by his children, stepchildren and their spouses; Cheryl (Jeff) Redford, Michelle (Pete) Henry, Kelle (David) Frustaci, Richard (Denise) D’Alessandro, Michael D’Alessandro (George Marie), Christine (Allan) Hogan; 14 grandchildren and their spouses, Courtney (Eric) Cubero, Derin (Warren) Garrison, Nicole Henry, Michael Frustaci (Brittany Davis), Danielle Frustaci, Joey D’Alessandro, Zachary D’Alessandro, Brett Smith, Brittney Smith, Sophia Huber, Henry Huber, Emile D’Alessandro, Bo Hogan and Alanna Hogan; six great-grandchildren, Cameron Cubero , Cayson Lewellyn, Mason Smith, Nolan Smith, Gio Smith and Jordan Smith and many nephews, nieces and cousins. A visitation will be held 7-9 pm, Friday, April 27, 2018 at Southern Funeral Care, 10510 Riverview Drive, Riverview FL. A celebration of life service will be conducted 10 am, Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Ruskin United Methodist Church, 105 4th Avenue NW Ruskin, FL. At the conclusion of the service, interment will be at the Ruskin Cemetery (Ruskin Memorial Park), 204 Manatee Drive, Ruskin FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Sandy and George Simmons Family Boys and Girls Club of Riverview, 6809 Krycul Ave Riverview, FL 33578.


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Visitation

Friday

27

Apr

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Southern Funeral Care and Cremation Services, Inc.

10510 Riverview Drive
Riverview, FL 33578

Service

Saturday

28

Apr

10:00 AM
Ruskin United Methodist Church

105 4th Avenue, NW
Ruskin, Florida 33570

Cemetery Details

Location

Ruskin Memorial Park

204 Manatee Drive
Ruskin, Florida 33570


Memorial Contribution

Sandy and George Simmons Family Boys and Girls Club of Riverview

6809 Krycul Avenue
Riverview, Florida 33578
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